Avalon Launches New Special Interest Cruises for 2020

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Avalon Waterways has launched a line-up of new special interest cruises for 2020, including a one-week Author Cruise on the Rhine River, hosted by Diana Gabaldon, author of the OUTLANDER series.

“Diana Gabaldon has added to the storytelling tapestry of our lives while also inspiring travel with her literature,” said Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “In her OUTLANDER series of novels and novellas – now an award-winning series on W Network – she has brought to life the backdrops of Scotland, North America, France, Germany as well as dozens of destinations across the globe. On the 9JUN, 2020 departure of Avalon’s Romantic Rhine Author Cruise with Diana Gabaldon from Basel to Amsterdam, this inspiring storyteller will share an inspired cruise – and daily excursions – with an intimate group of her fans.”

Also new for 2020 is a Seine River themed cruise Reflections on the Seine for Photography Enthusiasts hosted by Brenda Tharp, photography veteran and co-author of EXTRAORDINARY EVERYDAY PHOTOGRAPHY.

“Avalon’s Special Interest itineraries complement stories with stout, history with harmony and impressions with impressionism,” said Hoffee.  “In addition to announcing new author and photography cruises in 2020, we are also unveiling new culinary-themed vacations and favourites featuring wine, beer, history, heritage and of course, Christmas markets. Regardless of the theme, our passion-filled vacations have the great distinction of uniting our guests with their pastimes and other like-minded travellers.” 

Other 2020 Special Interest Cruises include:

  • New Culinary Cruises: A Culinary Experience in Burgundy & Provence (31MAR) and A Culinary Experience on the Rhine and Rhone Revealed (24MAR);
  • Wine Cruises: Danube Dreams for Wine Lovers (30APR and 29OCT), Burgundy & Provence for Wine Lovers (6, 20 & 25OCT), Grand France for Wine Lovers (6 & 20OCT), and Rhine & Rhone Revealed for Wine Lovers (6 & 20OCT);
  • Beer Cruises: Tulip Time Cruise for Beer Enthusiasts (4APR), Enchanted Europe for Beer Enthusiasts (16JUL), and Magnificent Europe for Beer Enthusiasts (27OCT);
  • Festive Time Cruises: In 2020, Avalon Waterways is offering 16 Christmas Market Cruises throughout Europe;
  • Garden & Nature Cruises: Tulip Time Cruise for Garden & Nature Lovers (11 & 18APR);
  • World War I and II Cruises: Tulip Time in Holland & Belgium WW1 Remembrance & History Cruise (19APR) and Paris to Normandy WWII Remembrance & History Cruise (2JUN);
  • Habsburg Cruises: Danube Dreams with Habsburg & Royalty (11JUL) and From the Danube Delta to Prague with Habsburg & Royalty (2JUL);
  • Jewish Heritage Cruises: Romantic Rhine with Jewish Heritage (21JUL), Rhine & Rhône Revealed with Jewish Heritage (14JUL) and The Legendary Danube with Jewish Heritage (13AUG);
  • Passion Play: Danube Dreams with Oberammergau 2020 (multiple departures throughout 2020)

Avalon is also currently featuring The Suite Life Sales Event where when clients book a 2020 Europe cruise early, they will receive airfare from CAD$499pp plus save up to $1,200 per couple on select river cruises.